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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Star Trek vs. Star Wars Slam

Star Trek vs. Star Wars! Official logo! By Gary Hoare!

Star Trek vs. Star Wars! Official logo! By Gary Hoare!

Han Solo or Captain Kirk? The Millennium Falcon or the Enterprise? Experts have debated the merits of Star Trek vs. Star Wars for decades, but now the Boston Poetry Slam will boldly take this argument where it has never gone before— to the arena of poetry slam.

Join host and producer Nathan Comstock for a slam that will bring freedom to the galaxy, wherein each slammer will take on a character (or entity, we suppose) from their chosen universe, then duel to the death! Trekkies Wes Hazard, Jonah Comstock, Jade Sylvan, Valerie Loveland, Alexandria Lowther, Riva Foss, and Colin Killick will engage in a battle of wits, I.Q., and potentially complex in-jokes against Warmongers Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Harlym125, Ed Wilkinson, Michael Monroe, Kieran Collier, Ellyn Touchette, and Sean Patrick Mulroy. Special guests from parallel universes will serve as sacrifice in the most true-to-nerd competition ever attempted at the Boston Poetry Slam.

This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the invite-only slam begins at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.